October 29, 2011

Violence in Afghanistan Dropped Over the Summer

Violence in Afghanistan decreased over the summer, the first drop after five years of steadily increasing attacks, according to a new Pentagon report.

The findings provide a boost to advocates of the current strategy, which entails clearing areas of insurgent activity and turning them over to Afghan control. Military officials have been anxiously waiting for the troop-intensive counterinsurgency strategy to begin to show results and drive down the number of attacks initiated by militants.

Read the full article on The Wall Street Journal's website.